Movies and TV shows like Magnum, P.I.

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Magnum, P.I. (1980)
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Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network. According to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first five years that the series was originally broadcast in the United States. Originally appearing in a prime time American network timeslot of 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, Magnum, P.I. was one of the highest-rated shows on U.S. television.
Style: captivating, exciting, light, entertaining, funny, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: investigation, beach, private detective, partners, buddies, helicopter, lifestyle, private investigator, anonymity, police, heroes, friends, artist, vietnam war, police officer, supernatural, beautiful scenery, conspiracy, escapades, ex athlete, outside help, dog, bartender, doberman, widower ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, oceania

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Most similar movies to Magnum, P.I.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about investigation, partners, police, police officer, undercover, law enforcement and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Magnum, P.I.: Magnum P.I. (2018), The A-Team (1983), Knight Rider (1982), Burn Notice (2007), Charlie's Angels (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Magnum P.I. (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii taking jobs no one else will with the help of fellow vets T.C. Calvin and Rick Wright, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private investigator, sleuth, partners against crime, war veteran, investigation, teamwork, crime investigation, best friends, vengeance, fighting crime, partners, forensics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hawaii, oceania
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The A-Team (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, while on the run from the Army after being branded as ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: mercenary, commando, ex soldier, partners, righting the wronged, good versus evil, van, escapades, vietnam war, gunfight, vietnam veteran, swat team ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
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Knight Rider (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, touching, tense, erotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: talking car, car, car chase, fighting crime, a.i., working undercover, heroic mission, superhero, undercover, partners, friendship, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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100%
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Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, starting over, uncover truth, private investigator, new job, ex law enforcer, peril, lifestyle change, gadget, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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100%
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Charlie's Angels (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 1976 to June 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron ...
Style: sexy, realistic, exciting, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: female protagonist, private detective, private investigator, partners, fighting crime, career change, secret agents, police, female friendship, femdom, women, woman with a gun ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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100%
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Nash Bridges (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. The show ran for six seasons on ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, parents and children, family problems, single parent, rivalry, workplace, best friend, city ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
Style: captivating, tense, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police detective, law enforcement, multiple suspects, partners against crime, fighting crime, workplace, irish, investigation, police protagonist, police officer, honor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, oceania
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100%
Simon & Simon (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two brothers who run a private detective ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: partners against crime, private detective, private investigator, sibling relationship, workplace, partners, rivalry, family relations, detective agency, reluctant partners, ex military, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: investigation, partners against crime, police protagonist, police, crime investigation, teamwork, fighting crime, law enforcement, policewoman, hotshot, police detective, suspicion ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: spy, undercover, escapades, androids and robots, investigation, superior, government agency, surgery, cyborgs, superhero, super powers, christmas ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Baywatch (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was canceled after its first season on NBC, but survived and later ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: beach, lifeguard, rescue, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, heroism, friendship, female friendship, love affair, sea, party ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2000s, 80s ...
Place: southern california, california, los angeles, usa, hawaii ...
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Take Two (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Sam Swift, the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik as research for a ...
Style: captivating, feel good, sweet, light
Plot: private detective, investigation, partners, private investigation, partners against crime, crime investigation, celebrity, couples, private investigator, actress, relationships, lifestyle change ...
Place: los angeles
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Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, murder mystery, mastermind, private detective, friendship, british, partners, mind game, riddles and clues, murder, talented ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london, england, scotland yard, europe
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Charlie's Angels (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie's Angels is a remake developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for ABC, based upon the 1976 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. The series ran on ABC from September 22 to November 10, 2011. A remake of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, friends, heroes, best friends, partners, private detective, investigation, kickass women, strong female presence, working undercover, car, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, miami
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The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, private detective, vengeance, injustice, rivalry, tough heroes, one man army, machismo, superhero, conspiracy, police, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Airwolf (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: helicopter, spy, military, missing person, undercover, escapades, partners, pilot, super weapon, heroes, government agency, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, post world war two
Place: usa
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35%
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Harry O (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Harry O, sometimes spelled Harry-O, is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons on ABC from 1974 to 1976. The series starred David Janssen and was executive produced by Jerry Thorpe. Harry O followed the broadcast of two pilot ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police, private detective, private investigator, police department, disability, law enforcement, misfit, investigation, beach, police officer, urban
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Alarm for Cobra 11: The Motorway Police (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a long-running, popular German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia. The series has been broadcast in countries ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, car chase, partners, buddies, blackmail, car accident, bomb, police, investigation, stuntman, highway, highway patrol ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Vega$ (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, gambling, private investigator, undercover, police, investigation, sleazy, police officer, urban, classic car, convertible
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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34%
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. It starred Karl ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, retro
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, vietnam war, fighting crime, police officer, older man younger man relationship, police detective, investigation, car chase, police lieutenant, police inspector, homicide detective, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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34%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, military, special agents, government agency, partners, state affairs, undercover, swat team, crime investigation, spy, army investigation, friendship ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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Terriers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, partners, murder, private investigator, private detective, team, suspicion, teamwork, buddies, investigator, lawyer, spy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: profiler, investigation, special agents, fbi, law enforcement, forensics, intelligence, team, suspense, human nature, twists and turns, world spanning ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Miami Vice (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, realistic, anime ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, undercover, partners against crime, partners, drug dealing, rivalry, drugs, police officer, undercover cop, two man army, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, police, undercover, partners against crime, police investigation, buddies, law enforcement, unlikely partners, society, working undercover, car chase, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Kommissar Rex is a police procedural drama originally made in Austria and aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2008 the series was revived under Austrian-Italian production, and has since 2009 been made fully in Italy, with occasional episodes set in ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, retro
Plot: partners, dog, police, police dog, german shepherd, murder investigation, workplace, investigation, murder, human animal relationship, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter. The series uses the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: aviation, helicopter, super weapon, heroes, law enforcement, escapades, superhero, police, danger, chases and races
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Drive (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drive is an American action drama television series set against the backdrop of an illegal cross-country automobile road race, focusing on the willing and unwilling competitors and, as the plot develops, the unseen puppet masters who sponsor the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: car chase, car race, ex convict, blind ambition, contests and competitions, ambitious, ambition, partners, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, politics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Rockford Files (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974 and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, witty ...
Plot: private detective, ex convict, father son relationship, trailer home, beach, private investigator, police, car chase, adulthood, parents, villain, taxi ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 2K
Banacek (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Banacek is an American detective TV series starring George Peppard that aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The series was part of the rotating NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie anthology. It alternated in its time slot with several other shows ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, police, private investigator, theft, investigation, polish, insurance, insurance company, insurance investigator, insurance fraud, chauffeur, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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